NLFB 2017 lineup to include: A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, Yukon Blonde, Andy Shauf and more.

By April 26, 2017 No Comments

The time has come: Sudbury's Northern Lights Festival is releasing its full lineup. Ever since the outdoor music festival formed in 1972, it has been a staple of Northern Ontario's music & arts scene. This year the festival takes place July 6-9 at Sudbury's Bell Park.

For the first time in over a decade, NLFB is expanding the festival by adding a Thursday night concert. Yes, that means 4 days of non-stop music, art, activities and fun! But the Thursday night show is no ordinary festival concert. As plans were announced to celebrate Canada’s 150th, NLFB wanted to celebrate the original founding nations: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

What better feature artist for this celebration than one the most influential Indigenous musicians of our time, Buffy Sainte-Marie. Perhaps you know Sainte-Marie from her 1960s protest anthems (“Universal Soldier”) or open-hearted love songs (“Until It’s Time for You to Go”).There’s nothing better than a Friday night in the summer. Cold drinks, blasting tunes and endless dancing. There couldn’t be a better soundtrack to your non-stop Friday night than Yukon Blonde. Traditions lives, it breathes and evolves. It is interpreted and reinterpreted to move minds, hearts and bodies. A Tribe Called Red embody this ethos, straddling a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. The Sunday evening shows are one of the staples of the Northern Lights Festival; curling up with a blanket on the grass of the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre and watching the sun set as some of Canada’s best serenade you. This year, the Juno winning duo known as Whitehorse will headline the Sunday main stage.

NLFB has already announced so many great acts, including Bixiga 70TUNSRae SpoonLouis-Philippe GingrasJenny RitterShotgun Jimmie and Annie Sumi, but there’s SO much more.

NLFB is also ecstatic to present one of the hottest up-and-coming Canadian musicians, Andy Shauf.

Want to take a look of what NFLB looks like? Here you have it:

Make sure to order to tickets now! Prices are going up to $90 on May 1st ($15 difference) so there’s only one week left to get ’em cheap. Camping & accommodations packages coming soon. Tickets can be found at

About Martin Bertrand

Founder and director of Shoeclack - He loves a bit too much everything about music festivals!